According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the United States ranks first in terms of annual tornado occurences.
According to the World Health Organization, the United States ranks thirtieth in terms of life expectancy when both males and females are counted. Japan ranks first.
According to the British Geological Survey, the United States ranks second in copper mine production. Chile ranks first.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the United States ranks third in terms of wheat production. China ranks first.
According to the World Nuclear Association, nuclear reactors generate 20.2% of the electricity in the United States, which is enough to make the United States rank sixteenth in that category. Lithuania ranks first, with 76.2% of its electricity coming from nuclear reactors.
According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, in 1999 the United States ranked second in per capita attendance at movie theaters. Iceland ranked first.